Great story Erik!
A beach North of Broome? Wasn't Cape Leveque by any chance? We were there 20 years ago. Saw plenty of reef sharks but no crocs then. Different story now I bet as croc numbers have increased greatly. I snorkelled and spearfished then. Probably couldn't get away with that now?
I'm with you on the sharks. They aren't the danger that they're made out to be.
If you're near the coast then SA is a much better TI destination than up North!
The croc incident happened near willie creek so at the northern end of cable beach.
Cape leveque these days is saltwater croc central! I wouldn't snorkel or spearfish anywhere north of cable beach anymore with exception of offshore islands but even there it can be risky. I remember reading in the paper a couple years back that the estimated population of saltwater crocs in the vicinity of darwin alone was around the 50,000 mark. I'm actually surprised controlled culling has not already been introduced.
Good idea on the slow obese sacrificial friend though with that many crocs in the water I might need a few more:lol: